|Above (from L-R): Chinatown Lip Pencil in Catalina, Hang Ten lip color, Pinky Nude Sinner lip color and Big Bang gloss in Infinite, resplendent in the sunshine.|
A couple of months ago, I picked up and swatched a gorgeous pinky nude release from the Lipstick Queen line called Hang Ten. Fast forward to mid-fall, and I have since received some additional Lipstick Queen products that, while possessing various finishes, still commiserate in that pinky nude color palette I adore so much.
Kindly scroll on for lip color closeups, shade descriptions, swatches, images of each shade on my lips and the Bottom Line...
First on the scene of this pictorial is the Chinatown Lip Pencil in Catalina, a sheer light pink. Retailing for $22, this moisturizing chubby stick of sorts comes with its own sharpener and enchantingly feels a great deal like a lightweight gloss rather than a pencil. One swipe yields barely there color and a couple of passes creates a sophisticated, shiny pink pout with lasting power in the 2-3 hour range.
Hang Ten, which retails for $22, is a part of a recent Endless Summer Collection released for Summer 2013...this semi-sheer pink/peach/beige hybrid can be built up to a glorious medium opacity with a few swipes. I love the stunning orange hue of the tube and the lush glossy finish of the formula. It is truly a unique pink nude within my vast collection, chiefly because the heavy pale beige undertones are completely wearable!
The Pinky Nude (in the Sinner formula) offers the most immediate opacity. This semi-matte cream formula deposits intense pigmentation in a single swipe. I adore the rich blend of pink and mid-toned nude, which creates a darker, rosy neutral lip that still looks brilliant with minimal makeup and a smokey eye.
The Big Bang gloss in Infinite (which retails for $22) is utterly beautiful. The test tube design is so very clever and the velvet doe foot applicator picks up just the right amount of color in the application process. Infinite is a luminous baby pink with complex golden shimmer that adds moisture and volume to my lips, making it an excellent option to wear both alone or over existing lip color. The texture is plush, emollient and refreshingly non-sticky!
|Above: Swatches of all four shades in direct sunlight.|
|Above: Swatches of all four shades in outdoor shade.|
|Above: Lipstick Queen Chinatown Lip Pencil in Catalina is a sheer light pink with glossy finish.|
|Above: Lipstick Queen Chinatown Lip Pencil in Catalina.|
|Above: Lipstick Queen Hang Ten lip color is a delicate blend of pink, peach and pale beige.|
|Above: Lipstick Queen Hang Ten lip color on the lips.|
|Above: Lipstick Queen Pinky Nude Sinner is a divinely pigmented, rose-infused nude.|
|Above: Lipstick Queen Pinky Nude Sinner on the lips.|
|Above: Lipstick Queen Big Bang gloss in Infinite for a tender, luminous pink pout.|
|Above: Lipstick Queen Big Bang gloss in Infinite on the lips.|
Bottom Line: I never realized how many gorgeous pinky nude lip color options were available in the Lipstick Queen Line! The various textures and finishes of Catalina, Hang Ten, Pinky Nude Sinner and Infinite provide me with endless opportunities to regally embrace my inner "lipstick queen" in a royal manner. May Pinky Nudes reign!
**PR samples provided for review, however, as always, all of my opinions are expressly and unequivocally my own. This post contains affiliate links; my disclosure policy contains additional details on how these work.